About Obsolete Elements in HTML...
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The use of these block-like elements is not recommended. They were marked as deprecated/"obsolete" in the HTML 2.0, 3.0 and 3.2 versions and do not appear in HTML 4.0 and beyond at all. Browsers still implement support for these elements for compatibility with existing documents and it is unlikely that this support will ever actually be withdrawn from existing browsers in the future.

[ <Listing>, <Plaintext>, <Xmp> ]
These elements allow content to be displayed "as-is" in the document by stopping regular HTML parsing until the closing element is found. The PRE element is now the recommended replacement for these elements.

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Official References
RFC 1866: The HTML 2.0 specification (plain text)
The web version of the HTML 2.0 (RFC 1866) specification
The HTML 3.2 (Wilbur) recommendation
[Includes the deprecated "obsolete" elements]
Internet Explorer Tag reference
[Details deprecated element usage in Internet Explorer]

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